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PRESS RELEASE : Announcing Fluke Biomedical

CARSON CITY, NV -- Fluke Corporation (Everett, Washington), a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), the world leader in the manufacture , distribution, and service of electronic test tools, recently acquired Bio-Tek Instruments and DNI Nevada from Lionheart Industries (Winooski, Vermont) to form what is now known as Fluke Biomedical Corporation. The new company is located in Carson City, Nevada.

With over thirty years experience serving the biomedical instrumentation market and as an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, Fluke Biomedical Corporation is uniquely positioned to bring innovation and value to the healthcare industry. Fluke Biomedical is the leading provider of medical test equipment in the world, including electrical safety analyzers, patient simulators, ventilator testers, and equipment management software. "Combining the resources, respect, and brand recognition of Fluke with the experience of DNI Nevada and Bio-Tek Instruments, Fluke Biomedical is equipped with all the tools it needs to be successful," anticipates Michael Chambon, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Fluke Biomedical. Customers will see a combined product line, new product look, and ynew marketing platform beginning April 2003.

Fluke Biomedical Corporation President, Eric Perron says, "At Fluke Biomedical, we are committed to increasing levels of customer satisfaction. We are constantly enhancing the performance of our products and services, based on the needs of our customers, and we strive to continually improve our processes."

With worldwide sales and distribution channels, Fluke Biomedical anticipates growth through innovative design and creative solutions for their customers. Fresh perspectives and product enhancements, coupled with the commitment to customer satisfaction, remain the hallmark of the organization.

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